VIDEO: New Zealand Hyperlapse – A road trip at warp speed

December 1st, 2013 in Articles by Paul 0

This video was part of my experimental works for my masters in visual arts. Inspired by the innovative genius of Teehan+Lax Labs ( and their Google Street View Hyperlapse (, I decided to take a warp speed road trip around New Zealand. In some ways this is a reflection of spending my first year traveling […]


A month of images in the Land Down Under

May 4th, 2011 in Articles by Paul 0

One month in Australia is hardly enough to scratch the surface of this vast and varied continent.  But I knew this going into it, and focused my time on Melbourne, the southern coast (the Great Ocean Road and Kangaroo Island) and the Outback.  I was hoping to fall in with a cool group of people […]


West Coast sun magic

From Coasts to Caves

November 30th, 2010 in Articles by Paul 0

New Zealand continues to offer up amazing sites from the obvious to the simplest of details. We had some great weather while we kayaked through Abel Tasman National Park, and some not so great weather around Nelson lakes, which made it prime time for sandfly feeding frenzies. From the mystical coast, bush and caves of […]


Cape Reinga


November 5th, 2010 in Articles by cee 0

Northland’s landscape can be described as seemingly endless rolling green hills, flanked by stunning beaches and dotted with grazing livestock. You can drive for hours through land reminiscent of Montana’s cattle country and suddenly stumble onto some dramatic coastline with turquoise waters and great expanses of beach littered with surfers. It’s a land worth visiting […]


VIDEO: Rotorua – Maori Hangi and Wai-O-tapu

June 12th, 2010 in Articles by Paul 0

Rororua is on New Zealand’s North Island, and is just off the aptly named Thermal Explorer Highway. It’s known for its many Maori attractions and the variety of visible geothermal activity.  In fact, before you even enter Rotorua, you can smell the “rotten egg” sulfur gases.  While the Maori attractions are highly commercialized, we had […]


VIDEO: Sandboarding the Te Paki Sand Dunes

June 7th, 2010 in Articles by Paul 0

What else can you do with a boogie board in New Zealand?  Head to the Te Paki sand dunes on your way to Cape Reinga for some sandboarding fun down the steep slopes.  If you have your own board, you can start the arduous climb right away.  Otherwise, you’ll have to rent one on your […]


My Leap of Faith: Skydiving in New Zealand

June 6th, 2010 in Articles by cee 3

Seeing as though New Zealand is known as the adventure capital of the world, I knew I had to try some sort of extreme sport while we were traveling here. I’ve always wanted to skydive, but being such an expensive activity back home in the USA, I’d never gotten around to trying it. I decided […]


VIDEO: Stony Batter – Waiheke Island

March 17th, 2010 in Articles by Paul 1

Stony Batter on Waiheke Island, New Zealand, is an old WWII gun emplacement designed to defend Auckland from the Japanese.  The site contains a maze of underground tunnels that linked the gun turrets on the surrounding hills.  While the tunnels themselves aren’t overly exciting, history and WWII buffs will find it interesting, and children will […]


Burgerfuel - Parnell, Auckland

Burgerfuel – Why fast food doesn’t have to suck!

February 24th, 2010 in Articles by Paul 1

These days, no matter where you travel you are likely to see the same old stale fast food chains lining every main drag of most cities.  In fact, it’s nearly impossible to escape the looming neon glow of McDonald’s, KFC and Dunkin Donuts.  If you’re one of those people who just can’t live without your […]